The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are joining forces to host two free Environmental Law Enforcement Officer Training workshops, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31 and June 14.
The first training will take place at Arcadia Lake near Edmond and is limited to 50 participants. The second training will take place June 14 at the Rogers County Building in Claremore. The second session is limited to 40 participants. Michael Freeman, a criminal investigator for the ODEQ, will lead both trainings.
Lynn Malley, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension solid waste management programs assistant state specialist, said the workshops are open to all citizens and recommended for anyone interested in environmental law or those with a responsibility for preventing illegal dumping in their county.
The workshops will focus on topics including illegal dumping and environmental crimes, investigation and enforcement of responsibilities, environmental crime statutes, investigation, remediation, prevention resources and materials and working with the system.
Everyone who attends will receive a certificate of attendance and law enforcement officers may receive CLEET credit.
Preregistration for the Edmond location is required by May 24 and by June 3 for the Claremore location. Lunch will be provided at both trainings. For registration information please contact Malley at firstname.lastname@example.org. A link to the downloadable registration form is available at www.agecon.okstate.edu/waste.